hugh jorgan •
24 Aug 2015 • 15 reviews • 2 followers
We went to UNA for the first time having tried their food at the Savour event which was excellent.
The setting is out of the city and charmingly nestled into the lush foliage of Rochester Park.
The service was quite typical for Singapore – unengagingly robotic but at least inoffensive.
The menu consists of mainly recognisable Spanish dishes executed to a very decent level,
where the quality ingredients tend to shine. They're not highly creative, but are full
of flavour, which is absolutely fine for an authentic Spanish tapas restaurant.
The issue is the pricing. Everything is at least 20% over-priced. For instance; $14 for 3 small croquettas, $62 for a very small paella, or $20 for a small Sangria. Because the food is authentic rather than being highly creative, there is nowhere to hide when comparing recognisable dishes with other tapas restaurants in town - who probably have higher rents!
If the owners of Una are being squeezed by a greedy landlord then they have my sympathy. However, settling on these elevated prices is a dangerous game in the highly competitve restaurant scene of Singapore.
Would I go back if the prices were 20% lower? Most probably.
Would I go back at their current prices? Sadly, never.